He was called “the 20th Century’s first superstar guru,” and he remains the most beloved of all the Indian masters who came to America. Today’s explosion of yoga and meditation would be impossible without him. Millions have read his iconic Autobiography of a Yogi, but that classic memoir leaves out huge chunks of Yogananda’s fascinating life. Philip Goldberg’s new book fills the gaps and uncovers new information about the great teacher whose work still informs our spiritual lives. The talk, illustrated by vintage photos, features Life Lessons from Yogananda’s unique story that we can all apply to our own spiritual development.
Philip Goldberg has been studying India’s spiritual traditions for nearly 50 years as a practitioner, teacher, and writer. A popular public speaker, cohost of the Spirit Matters podcast, and the leader of American Veda Tours, he has written numerous acclaimed books, including American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West, and his latest, The Life of Yogananda: The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru. His website is www.PhilipGoldberg.com.